David Strathairn

Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing, a good book became a good movie

Where the Crawdads Sing was an excellent novel by Delia Owens. It was adapted for the screen by Lucy Alibar, who managed to retain the essence of the book in a long and gorgeous movie. Olivia Newman directed this ode to nature and human resilience, which was filmed in the marshes of Louisiana.

Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper in Nightmare Alley

Review: Nightmare Alley – what a cast!

Nightmare Alley is like a gigantic, room-sized painting of a film noir. Big, beautiful, and flat. It’s gorgeous to look at, and the cast is all top drawer, but the film is too long and dry as dust. You can stream it on HBO Max.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Fast Color

Review: Fast Color

I absolutely loved Fast Color! I loved the actors, I loved the plot, I loved the ending. I love the premise that Black women have the power to save the world. Fast Color is available on Amazon Video. If you haven’t seen it you really must watch it.

Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower

Review: The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower is a 2010 film starring Rachel Weisz. I recently watched it for the first time. The drama is based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal.

Part of the movie poster

New Previews for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will release in late March 2015 in the US. I will be there, ready to be delighted by this wonderful cast and charming story. New in this edition of the story will be Richerd Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn. Still around are Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Tina Desai, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia …

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